The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, is holding the first official Doctor Who convention since the series returned to television screens in 2005.
The event will take place on the 24th and 25th of March 2012 at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff. The location has featured in several episodes of the show, including as a hospital in New Earth in Series 2.
Fans will gain unrivalled access star Matt Smith, Series Lead Writer and Executive Producer Steven Moffat and many more key members from the award-winning cast, crew and production team.
Smith said: “It’s brilliant that the first official convention is being held in Cardiff, the home of Doctor Who. I’m really looking forward to seeing the fans there, and remember – bow ties are cool!”
Just 1500 tickets are available for each of the days and organisers say the the schedule will be identical on both days.
The unique interactive programme will include theatre sessions and Q&As with cast and crew; behind the scenes sessions show-casing the script to screen process; discussions with episode directors and writers and demonstrations from Special FX and prosthetics experts that will illustrate the challenges and scale of their work on the world’s longest running sci-fi show.
Autograph and photo opportunities will also be available with attending cast members and there will be official Doctor Who merchandise and collectables on sale.
Steven Moffat said: “A whole weekend dedicated to all things Doctor Who, brilliant! We’re going to be celebrating the whole team behind the show, people who bring to life the Doctor’s craziest adventures and letting fans into some of our trade secrets. If you want to get under the skin of Doctor Who this is an unmissable event!”
Tickets are priced £99 will go on general sale on November 14th from 9am from: www.dwconvention.com.